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National Journal—Buying American is So American

By Admin

[As posted by Ed Wytkind in the National Journal] What’s so complicated about spending American taxpayer dollars to put Americans to work? That’s the motivation behind our endorsement of policies that condition America’s investment in new streetcars, buses and rail cars on making those products here in America. Seriously, is there a poll that says […]

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Bridges Built in America Bear the ‘Made in China’ Stamp

By Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO

In the March 22 issue of The Hill, Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV), ranking member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, gave a real world example of the loopholes currently being exploited in “Buy America” laws: Last July, workers at a Chinese state-owned company in Shanghai loaded four 5,300-ton steel modules onto a ship bound […]

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